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Fort Valley State University to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for family development complex

Date Published: 03/02/16 11:03AM

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Fort Valley State University's College of Agriculture will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Family Development Center and Quality Child Care Center Complex, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting will take place at Carver Drive across the street from Wildcat Stadium.

The new Family Development Center and Quality Child Care Complex will include a section for experiential living for students in the hospitality and management course. Other elements of the complex will include an auditorium and meeting rooms for Extension seminars and workshops.

The facility will also support the infant and child development program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and provide a state-of-the-art meeting facility for child development programs currently housed in Myers Hall. Moreover, the commercially equipped kitchen will accommodate instructional needs as well as provide a separate area to meet food service requirements of the center.

"The faculty, staff and students are excited about the new center. This new facility will enhance the teaching, research and Extension components and also provide quality services to the students and the citizens of Georgia," said Dr.Vivian Fluellen, chair of FVSU's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The family development complex is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture 1890 Facilities Program Grant. For more information about the complex or the ribbon cutting, contact Fluellen, at (478) 825-6890 or fluellev@fvsu.edu.